Serena Matter

Serena Matter

Lifestyle Writer + Content Marketer

Digital PR strategist specializing in content strategy/creation +brand storytelling | Writer covering lifestyle + social justice | Canadian Editor: Savoteur | Editor-in-Chief:

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Foodhallen: From Tram Lines to Epicurean Designs | NUVO Magazine

While the horns no longer sound and the tracks no longer rattle under the weight of approaching streetcars, the tram depot in Amsterdam’s emerging Oud-West neighbourhood remains as busy today as it was a century ago. This former transportation hub has undergone an extensive restoration, transforming it into a thriving cultural centre...

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Greece Is The Word | Huffington Post / Vitamin Daily

A short flight from Athens or a 30-minute ferry ride from nearby Turkey, the Greek island of Chios is a true hidden gem, boasting picturesque beaches, medieval villages, quaint tavernas and nary a tourist in sight (present company excluded).

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10 Inspiring Women To Follow On Instagram | The Wanderlust Report

In honor of International Women's Day, we've compiled a list of 10 ladies from around the globe whose IG feeds inspire us daily. Whether they're sharing snaps of (and musings on) food, travel, business or day-to-day life, these fab females have the Insta-game on lock.

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Bourbon 101: Everything You Need to Know

Ah, the almighty bourbon. While it has replaced gin as the world's trendiest spirit, there's a lot of confusion about this fair drink. Is it the same as whiskey? Must it come from Kentucky? Here's everything you need to know about the hottest spirit of the moment.

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Three Pieces of Killer Career Advice I Wish I Learned Sooner

Everywhere you look, you can find someone offering yet another recommendation for achieving career success – but you’ve probably never heard the advice I’m about to share. These three pieces of wisdom led to pivotal shifts in my career, and my hope is they will have a similar impact on yours.

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A Meal Most Memorable: Araxi's Longtable Dinner | The Wanderlust Report

Bright blue skies. Fields as far as the eye can see. And a table set for 272. That was the scene at Araxi’s Longtable Dinner, hosted at the stunningly beautiful North Arm Farms in Pemberton. While the fact that summer is ending feels bittersweet, there couldn’t have been a better way to say goodbye to our favourite season than with friends old and new, dining on a stellar five-course meal...

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Bring Me To Greece | Greek National Tourism Office

Situated at the crossroads between East and West, Chios boasts a rich history that spans eons of time — from the ancient philosopher Homer to Christopher Columbus...

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CLIENT WORK: Trends Set to Impact the Restaurant Industry in 2017

The start of a new year always brings with it countless trend forecasts for the months ahead – and nowhere is this more true than in the restaurant industry, where there are so many predictions about the next dish du jour that it borders on the ridiculous. So over the past few weeks, we’ve carefully dissected multiple trend lists and identified three food industry trends of 2017 that have longevity, impact and are particularly relevant to restaurant owners.

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Flights of Fancy in Beverly Hills | NUVO Magazine

At acclaimed Spanish chef José Andrés’s The Bazaar food hall in Beverly Hills, boundaries exist to be pushed.

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Healthy on the Road: How to Curb Holiday Weight Gain | TripStyler

Five pounds. Sorry to tell you this, but that’s how much weight the average person will gain on vacation. Trying to keep off the pounds while traveling is one tough challenge, but it IS possible {and it doesn’t involve sweating it out for hours in the hotel gym, either}.

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White Out: Diner en Blanc | The Wanderlust Report

It was one of those nights… Clear skies and a stunning West Coast sunset served as the backdrop for Vancouver’s fourth edition of Diner en Blanc. Taking over every square foot of outdoor space at Canada Place, 4,500 diners arrived en masse Tuesday evening to share in the French joie de vivre that characterizes this event.

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A Perfect Weekend in Amsterdam | Savoteur

While two days isn't nearly enough time to explore all that Amsterdam has to offer, this guide will make sure you experience the city like a local in a single weekend. From the soon-to-be-built 3-D printed bridge to unique cuisines we guarantee you've never tried before, Amsterdam has so much to offer that you can't help but fall in love with it — even in just 48 short hours.

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Burgers, Last Meals and Foodie Advice with Celebrity Chef Joanna Tymkiw | Tuja Wellness

Joanna Tymkiw is a trained chef, writer and self-proclaimed "recipe rejuvenator" who earned her stripes apprenticing for several of Vancouver’s top chefs. She then worked as a food stylist on Anna and Kristina's Grocery Bags before besting the competition to score a recurring guest chef spot on The Marilyn Dennis Show.

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Vancouver's Tastiest Hidden Gems |

Even if you know the restaurant scene in Vancouver like the back of your hand, there are probably still a few hidden gems you have yet to discover. I’ve put together this hot list to help you in your quest to explore new and uncharted culinary territory!

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Meet Rockstar Jewelry Designer Imogen Belfield | Savoteur

Six years spent studying sculpture and a degree in fine art may have laid the groundwork for Imogen Belfield's foray into the world of jewelry design, but it was her experience working in a UK jewelry store that sealed the deal...